Well, it did start out fairly light-hearted, I thought, but someone took it personally.
...recommending harsh sounding electroacoustic music to people wanting something "uplifting" knowing that they very likely won't agree.
This is what it's all about, though, isn't it? Who gets to decide.
The great internet forum battle: who gets to decide, for instance, what kinds of things "uplifting" can cover. And what kinds of things "harsh." Which Irish composers we can or cannot discuss.
Only thing is, for you the battle is over, isn't it? It's over, and you've won. It's you who gets to decide. "Uplifting" covers only these things here, nothing else. I lost, and you won. And it's kinda embarrassing when I mention those other things over there. I'm supposed to know that. I'm supposed to know what's appropriate and what's not. I'm supposed to play by Lethe's rules. (Or whomever; it's of course not just you.)
And so it goes. A thread on Irish composers is really a thread on certain
Irish composers only, as you confirmed.
It's a thread on Irish composers that people want to talk about.
Whoosh. Just lost my personhood, there. Didja see that? Whoosh. Gone.
Well, have it yer way, Lethe. This is the way the world is. You win. I lose. You get to decide what's what, and I get to obey.
I'm not really the obeying type, though.